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The Ultimate Picture Palace

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Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1BN
  • Telephone 01865 245288
  • Opening times Mon–Wed & Fri 6.30–11pm; Thu noon–11pm; Sat & Sun 4–11pm.
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  • Website www.uppcinema.com
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The Fits

The Fits
  • 2016
  • US
  • 73 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Rose Holmer
  • Cast: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant Jr., The Q-Kidz Dance Team

Toni (Hightower) is an 11-year-old African-American girl who becomes fascinated with a dance troupe at her brother’s boxing club; but the dancers then start having mysterious seizures. Beautifully rendered, gloriously imaginative coming of age story about the process of forming friendships; Hightower is superb.

Sat 1 Apr
Tue 4 Apr

It's Only the End of the World

It's Only the End of the World
  • 2016
  • Canada, France
  • Directed by: Xavier Dolan
  • Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel

After 12 years away from his family, Louis (Ulliel) heads home to tell them that he's terminally ill, but his family is highly argumentative. Claustrophobic, laboured and uncomfortable to the point of unbearable; director Dolan describes it as his 'first film as a man' but it's not nearly as good as 2014's masterful Mommy.

Sat 1 Apr
Mon 3 Apr

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown
  • 1997
  • US
  • 154 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Samuel L Jackson

Tarantino's stab at a more mature crime drama is adapted from Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch, and features stand-out performances from Grier, Jackson and DeNiro.

Sun 2 Apr
Mon 3 Apr

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Fri 31 Mar
Thu 6 Apr

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House
  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably poorly drawn. Despite some good acting, timid and inert.

Fri 31 Mar
Sat 1 Apr
Sun 2 Apr
Tue 4 Apr
Subtitled
Thu 6 Apr

X + Y

X + Y
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Morgan Matthews
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins

A socially awkward teenage maths prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Sun 2 Apr
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